SP6013 - International Perspectives of Sport Development

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What will I learn on this module?

International Perspectives of Sport Development examines the role sport plays in contemporary global society. A critical social science perspective is adopted to examine how and why governments, national government organisations, NGOs and other organisations use sport. The module reviews a range of theoretical debates and analyses relevant case studies to illustrate the breadth of practice within and between countries. Research studies are used to examine the most important issues facing practitioners within sports development.

How will I learn on this module?

This module is delivered using a combination of lectures and seminars. Blackboard e-learning worksheets, interactive reading lists and case studies to prepare for seminars will form the major part of this module with a combination of directed learning tasks and independent study
Directed learning focuses on guiding students to explore material to prepare for and support lectures, as well as seminars.
In the seminars, the students will be asked to prepare mini-case studies on a series of issues within sports development. These mini-case studies will build up their skills of analysis and presentation of appropriate material.

How will I be supported academically on this module?

All members of staff involved with SP6013 will be available for individualised, pre-booked meetings at specified times for students. During these meetings students will have the opportunity to gain support for (but not limited to) module content, feedback relating to formative and summative assessments as well as general enquiries and issues specific to SP6013.

Additionally students will have access to a Discussion Board (found on the eLP for this module) where enquiries and issues relating to the module can be raised with module staff and student peers providing the necessary support across a general forum. Twice during the semester, blackboard collaborate sessions will be offered; at this time, students will have the opportunity to ask tutors module specific questions and receive answers in real-time via audio and video feedback.

What will I be expected to read on this module?

All modules at Northumbria include a range of reading materials that students are expected to engage with. The reading list for this module can be found at: http://readinglists.northumbria.ac.uk
(Reading List service online guide for academic staff this containing contact details for the Reading List team – http://library.northumbria.ac.uk/readinglists)

What will I be expected to achieve?

Knowledge & Understanding:
1. Students will be able to display a critical insight into international policies, processes and practices of sports development in a global context.
2. Develop knowledge of the role of international organisations in sports development
3. Evaluate contemporary issues facing practitioners within sports development.

Intellectual / Professional skills & abilities:
4. Students will demonstrate the ability to challenge their own thinking and the thinking of others through understanding of, and communication with diverse groups and international populations.
5. Students will demonstrate the ability to problem-solve and identify solutions to real-world issues relevant to international sport development contexts.

Personal Values Attributes (Global / Cultural awareness, Ethics, Curiosity) (PVA):
6. Demonstrate a critically curious awareness of and empathy to the ethical and moral issues relevant to international sport development.
7. Value the ability to be critically reflective of the current context of sport globally.

How will I be assessed?

Portfolio:
Part One (Development of sport) - Using a country other than the UK as a case study, you should provide an analysis of why your country of choice sought to host a mega sports event (e.g. Olympic Games) and assess to what extent the hosting of a mega sports event has provided a catalytic effect on the development of the nation

1. Part Two (Sport for development) – Choose an issue from taught sessions where sport has been used to initiate social change (e.g. HIV/AIDS in Zambia). To what extent has sport been a remedy to this social issue?
(MLO 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 & 7) (3000 words)

• Formative Assessment:
In the seminars, the students will be asked to prepare a number of mini-case studies on a series of issues within sports development. These mini-case studies will build up their skills of analysis and presentation of appropriate material.

Students will receive both tutor and peer feedback on the tasks supporting the student/s in their completion of the formative assessments.

Pre-requisite(s)

None

Co-requisite(s)

None

Module abstract

International Perspectives of Sport Development examines the role sport plays in contemporary global society. Specifically the module examines how and why governments, national government organisations, NGOs and other organisations use sport. The module reviews a range of theoretical debates and analyses relevant case studies to illustrate the breadth of practice within and between countries. Research studies are used to examine the most important issues facing practitioners within sports development. This module is delivered using a


combination of lectures and seminars as well as online worksheets, interactive reading lists and case studies. Current technology is used to enhance learning and increase interaction; a network of international experts will be involved in the module via online chat and video links. The assessments are based on selected global issues facing practitioners within sports development. Students will gain skills that promote their global employability, entrepreneurship and critical awareness of international sport development.

What will I learn on this module?

International Perspectives of Sport Development examines the role sport plays in contemporary global society. A critical social science perspective is adopted to examine how and why governments, national government organisations, NGOs and other organisations use sport. The module reviews a range of theoretical debates and analyses relevant case studies to illustrate the breadth of practice within and between countries. Research studies are used to examine the most important issues facing practitioners within sports development.

Course info

UCAS Code C6X1

Credits 20

Level of Study Undergraduate

Mode of Study 3 years full-time

Department Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation

Location City Campus, Northumbria University

City Newcastle

Start September 2019 or September 2020

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